Q-Switched lasers are the ideal tools for effectively removing complex and multi-colored tattoos. Multi-wavelength, Q-Switched laser systems with frequency-doubled KTP are uniquely able to produce very short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of skin to be selectively absorbed by treatment-specific pigments.
Q-Switched laser technology generates high-energy nanosecond pulses that are efficient at removing many types of tattoos. By using larger spot sizes at very high energy, deeper-lying pigmented structures can be reached and removed, and laser treatment efficacy and efficiency in a single session are significantly enhanced.
Q-Switched lasers offer four wavelengths in one system – enabling treatments for virtually all commonly used pigment colors. Extremely short energy pulses cause tattoo pigments to break into smaller particles, which are then removed by the body's own immune system. Most tattoo procedures take only a few minutes, but several treatments are typically needed to completely remove a tattoo. Three-week intervals between sessions are required to allow pigment residue to be cleared by the body.